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Thompson: In Defense Of Calling It "Corporate Reform"

Diane Ravitch and Larry Cuban aren't just two of education's all-time greatest experts; they are among the world's wisest social scientists. They are largely in agreement on the substance of what Cuban calls the "business-driven, technocratic...Show More Summary

Ravitch Backs AFT Corporate Innovation Fund Grants to Keep Common Core Alive

For those who have denied the danger that Diane Ravitch represents to the testing resistance movement, have a look at this latest attempt to garner support among for Weingarten's latest efforts to keep alive the maggot-infested body of Common Core. Show More Summary

You MUST Vote Tomorrow

I don't think I've made it a great secret that, along with Diane Ravitch and others, I support Howie Hawkins for Governor. Cuomo is an ogre, an abomination, a bizarro version of his dad. He's said public schools are a monopoly that needs to be broken. Show More Summary

Books: Let's See The Unredacted Klein-Ravitch Emails

An apparent leak of former NYC chancellor Joel Klein's new book Lessons of Hope reignited the long-running debate over when and why Diane Ravitch turned against NYC's accountability-focused school reform efforts and gave reform critics a second thing (besides the TIME cover story) to rail against over the weekend. Show More Summary

Teachers as ‘conscientious objectors?’ Status sought for those who oppose high-stakes tests

Conscientious objectors are people who refuse to serve in the armed forces on moral or religious grounds. But in New York, a teacher is looking to broaden the definition. Diane Ravitch writes on her blog about Rick Bobrick, a veteran teacher in New York who is tired of being forced to administer to students high-stakes […]

Isenberg Offers Antidote to the Ravitch Sedative

When Diane Ravitch published Death and Life of the Great American School System, it broke down a bunch of barriers and gained mainstream attention for long-neglected insights and observations that formed the core of her book. Since then,...Show More Summary

Teachers as ‘conscientious objectors?’ Status sought for those who oppose high-stakes tests

Conscientious objectors are people who refuse to serve in the armed forces on moral or religious grounds. But in New York, a teacher is looking to broaden the definition. Diane Ravitch writes on her blog about Rick Bobrick, a veteran teacher in New York who is tired of being forced to administer to students high-stakes […]

Quotes: Reform Critic's Anti-Democratic, Ad Hominem Attacks (Might Be Working)

Non-teachers don’t count (unless they’re Diane Ravitch). Parents’ voices are only permitted so long as they avoid direct challenges to failing schools. - New America's Conor Williams (Campbell Brown Is Getting The Same Treatment Michelle Rhee Got)

NY Times’ Daniel Bergner Gives Diane Ravitch the Dirty F-cking Hippie Treatment

When I first read Daniel Bergner’s puff piece about Eva Moskowitz’s charter chain Success Academies, I just figured it was another garbage piece by a reporter who doesn’t know statistics. This was the part that made me roll my eyes … Continue reading ?

Quotes: From Pariah To Guru

It’s hard to feel like a guru... I’ve been a pariah for so long. - E.D. Hirsch, profiled by Peg Tyre in Politico (along with David Coleman) NB Diane Ravitch was also profiled.

Lunchtime Video: FLA School District Opts Out Of Testing

Via FairTest and Diane Ravitch. Is this really the first time this has ever happened?

Mourning Robin Williams and ‘teacher John Keating’

Education historian and activist Diane Ravitch wrote the following in memory of Robin Williams. By Diane Ravitch We have become accustomed in recent years to seeing films in which teachers are shown as lazy, greedy slugs. This fits nicely with the corporate reform narrative that seeks to strip all honor, dignity, and rights from teachers. […]

Quotes: "No One Can Fire Parents"

Even better would be widespread parent boycotts. No one can fire parents. They have it in their power to pull the plug on this mess. I hope it comes to that. - Diane Ravitch (Pick Your Fights Carefully)

Former California Senator Gloria Romero and Her Unattractive Parent Trigger Law

In a July 21, 2014, opinion piece in the Los Angeles Register, California State Senator Gloria Romero criticizes education historian Diane Ravitch for referring to CNN news anchor Campbell Brown as "a good media figure because of her...Show More Summary

Read Sean Crowley

The following was posted at SM as a comment to the Attacking Diane Ravitch?... post. It is by teacher, Sean Crowley, who blogs at B-LoEdScene: I think to take on St. Diane one must truly be uninvested in the business of advancing one's...Show More Summary

Attacking Diane Ravitch? Or Questions Too Uncomfortable for the Comfortable?

"When Horn read Carroll’s post and realized it provided an opening for him to attack Diane Ravitch, I wonder if he wet himself from glee." --Mercedes Schneider No, Ms. Schneider, I did not wet myself from glee when I read Kathleen Carroll's...Show More Summary

Five Best Blogs & Tweets: Beyond "Subprime Learning"

4 House and Senate Campaigns with Strong Education Angles - @PoliticsK12 ow.ly/zeyrV A Mantra for K-12 Philanthropy: First, Do No Harm edweek.org/ew/articles/20… @rhess99 The Movement to Stop Test Mania Continues | Diane Ravitch's blog...Show More Summary

Ravitch Lashes Out at Union Misleadership Critique

"Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous. Spark is fine, as long as it's contained."--President Snow, The Hunger Games When Diane Ravitch spoke at the National Association of School Psychologists in February 2012, her hefty speaking fee was paid for by none other than Pearson. Show More Summary

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